THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Office-bearers of Private Nursing College Management Association of Kerala flayed the remarks of the officials of the Kerala Health University that lack of infrastructure in self financing nursing colleges had resulted in mass failure of BSc first year nursing students.
Addressing the media here on Tuesday, association president V Saji alleged that the anomalies in the syllabus followed by the Health University and lapse in evaluation had resulted in the mass failure.
The self financing nursing colleges which were affiliated with various universities had retained good results from 2002 till 2011 when the colleges were detached from other universities and were placed under the Kerala Health University.
“It is unfortunate to say that there is lack of infrastructure. Affiliation is provided on an annual basis after the Indian Nursing Council, Kerala Nursing Council and University conducts inspection,” he said.
The association office-bearers also dismissed the University VC’s statement that no new colleges were recognised after the formation of the Health University.
“About 10 new colleges were recognised by the university,” he said.
The university is implementing its own syllabus instead of the one which is recommended by the Indian Nursing Council and being followed in other states.
Three-tier evaluation is currently practised but that spoils the chances of revaluation. He also alleged that senior doctors were assigned to carry out evaluation.
“They evaluate the paper on the lines of MBBS examination.
So senior nursing faculty should be allowed to evaluate,” Saji said.